Originally Posted by Katun
Interesting. Very good review. This whole thread is great!
Hmm, now I'm really curious to see how this will stack up against my D2000.
(Oh great. I hope curiosity won't kill me yet once again...)
Just curious everyone, how much did you buy them for?
I also snagged mine from buyauthorized on ebay a while back. It looks like he's posted 7 more sets recently. I made an offer at $300 and $310 (both rejected) and $320, which was immediately accepted. They are definitely legit, and they shipped 2-day FedEx for free. The only discrepancy with my pair that I can find from other sets I've seen online is that mine shipped with two sets of black velour pads instead of one grey and one black. I'm not sure if it has something to do with it being a new (possible open-box) unit. It certainly appeared to be brand spanking new when it arrived though.
As for comparing to the D2000s, that's the closed can I had prior to picking up these. The D2000 is definitely a mellower can. I find the PRO 900 to match the D2000s bass extension, but the Ultrasone far exceeds the Denon in bass impact and detail. The PRO 900 isn't quite as balanced as the D2000 overall though, with the Ultrasone having a lumpier frequency response. The PRO 900 can also be a bit harsh on the high-end, with pronounced sibilance in certain harsh recordings. I think this is primarily due to the titanium driver, which is mercilessly unforgiving when rendering low-quality or overly sibilant/bright recordings. The PRO 900 has significantly more detail all around though, and the incredible bass impact makes it the perfect set of closed cans for me at the moment. If you were looking for a good all-rounder, you might want to stick with the Denons, but if you really want powerful, impactful bass and detail, the Ultrasones could be the set you're looking for.
Also, the detachable cords (included with the PRO 900) are both excellent. Single entry is a plus for me, as my D2000s had a kinky cord from the beginning (just above the Y-splitter) which I was never able to work out.